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A 41-year-old member asked:

How could a doctoer tell you have a mood disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
History: Although a doctor can observe you, normally the major focus of diagnosing a mood disorder is made through the history.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Must I tell a friend if I think he has a mood disorder?

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Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Encouragement: If you are good friends, you may be able to express your concerns in a loving way in an effort to help them get help. It is most helpful to point out specific events in which you have a concern, this will help avoid generalities that are more likely to lead to a defensive response. Ultimately, your friend needs to figure out that their mood is negatively affecting others.

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